You have a lot to do.
But do you ever find yourself at a loss when it comes to deciding what to do next?
There can be various reasons. Maybe you just don’t want to do what needs to be done. Maybe it is boring. Or a little bit hard. Maybe you have so much to do that you don’t even know where to begin.
There can be lots of reasons we have a hard time tackling a project. And it isn’t a problem reserved only for adults. Kids can face the same hurdle, and it can be more debilitating than procrastination. Homework can seem daunting. So can cleaning a room that has gotten a little, shall we say, out of hand.
So what’s a person to do?
You might have heard “Just do what comes next”; “Put one foot in front of the other”; “Do something.”
Those are good ideas. But what do you do when you don’t know what comes next? Where do you begin when you don’t know where the beginning is?
You have to start somewhere. And that is the trick – finding somewhere to start. When you or your child gets stuck on what to do, try these ideas.
As corny as it may sound, when you are having a hard time figuring out what to do, just do something. Any action can help get your momentum going. For our kids we can help them by letting them know that we understand. We’ve been there. Then we can help them figure out the first step in the “What to do?” question.